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Saltwater: Winner of the Portico Prize

Saltwater: Winner of the Portico Prize (Hardback)

By Andrews, Jessica

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When Lucy wins a place at university, she thinks London will unlock her future. It is a city alive with pop up bars, cool girls and neon lights illuminating the Thames at night. At least this is what Lucy expects, having grown up seemingly a world away in working-class Sunderland..., amid legendary family stories of Irish immigrants and boarding houses, now-defunct ice rinks and an engagement ring at a fish market. Yet Lucy's transition to a new life is more overwhelming than she ever expected. As she works long shifts to make ends meet and navigates chaotic parties from East London warehouses to South Kensington mansions, she still feels like an outsider among her fellow students. When things come to a head at her graduation, Lucy takes off for Ireland, seeking solace in her late grandfather's cottage and the wild landscape that surrounds it, wondering if she can piece together who she really is. Lyrical and boundary-breaking, Saltwater explores the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, the challenges of shifting class identity and the way that the strongest feelings of love can be the hardest to define.
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ISBN 9781473682771
Released NZ 16 May 2019
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781473682771
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Sceptre
Released 16 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Andrews, Jessica
Category Modern Fiction
The Self, Ego, Identity, Personality
Family & Other Relationships: General
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 143mm
Height: 223mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 410g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress London England - Fiction, Ireland - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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